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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

Well, I dare not allow myself any illusions, and I am afraid it may never happen that Father and Mother will really appreciate my art. It is not their fault; we do not see the same things with the same eyes, or have the same thoughts raised in us by them. They will never be able to understand what painting is.
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I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.

— Vincent Van Gogh

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

— Vincent Van Gogh

There was a sentence in your letter that struck me, "I wish I were far away from everything, I am the cause of all, and bring only sorrow to everybody, I alone have brought all this misery on myself and others." These words struck me because that same feeling, just the same, not more nor less, is also on my conscience.

— Vincent Van Gogh

Love a friend, love a wife, something, whatever you like, but one must love with a lofty and serious intimate sympathy, with strength, with intelligence, and one must always try to know deeper, better, and more.

— Vincent Van Gogh

I am a man of passions, capable of and subject to doing more or less foolish things- which I happen to regret, more or less, afterwards.

— Vincent Van Gogh

No blue without yellow and without orange, and if you do blue, then do yellow and orange as well, surely.

— Vincent Van Gogh

To express the love of two lovers by a marriage of two complementary colors, their mingling and their opposition, the mysterious vibrations of Kindred tones. To express the thought of a brow by the radiance of light tone against a somber background; to express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance.

— Vincent Van Gogh

Do you know that drawing with words is also an art ... ?

— Vincent Van Gogh

I'm now painting with all the elan of a Marseillais eating soup, which won't surprise you when I tell you I'm painting large sunflowers. The idea? To decorate the studio, now there's hope of Gauguin living here. I aim at a dozen panels of sunflowers in the room I've set aside for Gauguin ...

— Vincent Van Gogh

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